Last week I was fortunate to get the shout about the screening of Spotify’s first documentary I’m with the banned.
Really liked how they flipped the editing to give it almost like a cinematic music video-feel.
Essentially I’m with the banned is a music initiative to empower artists and fans from different cultures to come together, and to amplify the voices of people and communities that have been silenced. The documentary focuses on a variety of issues that impact different communities today–from immigration to LGBTQ equality–through artist collaborations, performances and original content.
I’m with the banned chronicles a musical collaboration between six artists from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Iran; the countries incorporated in the proposed travel ban, with six American artists such as Pusha T, Dr. Lonnie Smith, BJ The Chicago Kid, and K.Flay. And since the artists from the Middle East cannot enter the U.S. they and the American have to record in Toronto.
In addition the complimentary drinks and popcorn at E Street Cinema, where the screening was held in DC, the good people at Spotify saw that it was also only fit to do an after-party (open bar) at a spot downtown featuring artists from the documentary Moh Flow and DC’s own Oddisee.
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The people have spoken and a selection has been made for our first ‘Fan Pick’ edition of CAN I KICK IT? The winning movie will be announced before we screen it tomorrow on the 26th. We look forward to seeing everyone and for all CAN I KICK IT? event info click here.
We’re happy to announce the drop of our new teaser video for CAN I KICK IT?, which provides a great look at the science behind one of our most popular multimedia engagements. For additional info click here.
Got a chance to attend the SAAM Arcade annual event this year which was hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its partners. One hundred fifty independent developers have submitted their games while additional arcade cabinets and consoles were provided by MagFest, Death by Audio Arcade, Arcades4Home, and CrabTowne USA. Game building workshops were also presented by Boolean Girl and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
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Good times is always the goal with CAN I KICK IT? and while Shaolin Challenges Ninja is a verifiable classic, in it’s own right, it looked like everyone who came thru on Tues, for our remix, enjoyed it to the same degree. Props to Songbyrd for hosting and thanks again to everyone who came thru as well as all of those who spread the word. To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
We’re pleased to announce that, after last month’s successful outdoor series at Freedom Plaza, we’re back at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT?, Tues July 25th, screening the cult classic Marked for Death starring Steven Seagal, 6 – 10 PM, FREE.
We’re pretty excited about this month’s screening, as we’ll be conducting CAN I KICK IT? downstairs in Songbyrd’s music house, so please take note.
At this month’s event we’re happy to announce that the pop-up shop (also located downstairs) will feature Efua’s baby – a Washington, DC woman owned business offering high quality handmade products including 100% all natual soy & coconut oil candles, body butters and other products.
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Tues (6.6.17) we kick off CAN I KICK IT? outdoors, with @DowntownDCBid for their Downtown Summer Flicks series, at Freedom Plaza starting with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Before the screening grab a drink at CAN I KICK IT?‘s happy hour at Boss Shepherd’s across the street and play free ping pong at Freedom Plaza. Pret A Manger will also serve free popcorn and Zipcar will give away free cushioned seats while supplies last. The event is free, all ages, and open to the public. For more info click here.
Can not wait for this one! The Raid is one of the only and illest martial arts trilogies, period and one of 2-Tone’s favorite flicks so he’s GOING IN! And if to top off, The Double Down Kings will be hosting the Pop-Up Shop. Come thru next Tues to Song Byrd and be prepared. For more info and to RSVP click here.
Introducing SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V (Audio / Visual) – an audio/visual trip through the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts. DJ 2-Tone Jones combines the art of DJing with video-mixing in a set that explores music that inspired the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog in sync with moving visuals, select videos and clips from iconic kung-fu flicks. Please join us for our inaugural SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V event on Tuesday July 12th. To RSVP and for additional event info click
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